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Virtual Reality and Archaeology

March 1, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium, Art Building

At-Risk World Heritage and the Digital Humanities - Recent Field Work in the Eastern Mediterranean
Professor Thomas Levy UC San Diego

Recent current events such as the destruction of UNESCO heritage sites by the Islamic State (ISIS) have dramatically highlighted the vulnerability of the world's material cultural heritage. Funded by a University of California (UC) Office of the President’s Research Catalyst grant beginning in 2016, the At-Risk Cultural Heritage and the Digital Humanities project catalyzes a collaborative research effort by four UC campuses (San Diego, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Merced) to use cyber-archaeology and computer graphics to document and safeguard virtually some of the most at-risk heritage objects and places. Faculty and students involved in this project are conducting path-breaking archaeological research covering more than 10,000 years of culture and architecture in Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, India, and Turkey. Our aim is to link UC labs, libraries and museums to form a highly-networked collaborative platform for curation, analysis, and visualization of 3D archaeological heritage data. This lecture presents a summary of the results of the project and digital field data acquisition and technical achievements since the inception of the project highlighting work in Greece, Israel and Jordan.


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Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
LLEA and Archaeological Institute of America, Mānoa Campus

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Robert Littman, (808) 956-4173, littman@hawaii.edu

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